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Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:33 am
Edited on: March 1, 2012 4:12 pm
 
Indulge me for a second and imagine this was college football season. And imagine there was a team, late in the season, that was demonstrably better than almost everyone else, bearing down on a spot in the BCS title game. Imagine that team was, say, Alabama. And imagine it had the likely Heisman Trophy winner in, say, Mark Ingram.

And imagine the most famous college football analyst in America, when asked about the top teams and players in the country, never mentioning the words "Alabama" or "Mark Ingram."

Couldn't happen, right? I don't care who he is -- Lou Holtz, Kirk Herbstreit, Gary Danielson, whoever -- no analyst could get away with that.

So why is Bob Knight getting away with it?

Why won't Bob Knight say the words "Kentucky" or "Anthony Davis?"

Knight was on the Mike and Mike show today, and he was talking about some of the top teams in the country. He glowed about Syracuse but never mentioned Kentucky, which is odd considering Kentucky is No. 1 in both polls. Of the 96 available votes in the two polls combined, Kentucky received 94 this week. Kentucky is the leading candidate not just for a No. 1 seed, but for the No. 1 overall seed, and is the overwhelming favorite of Vegas oddsmakers to win the title.

But Knight doesn't want to mention the Wildcats -- coached by John Calipari, whom Knight has verbally attacked in the past.

You could chalk that up as a matter of opinion, as Knight being vintage contrarian Knight, but not when you combine it with another recent segment of his -- when he was talking about the best players in the country. He never mentioned Kentucky's Anthony Davis, which is odd considering the rest of the country considers Davis and Kansas' Thomas Robinson not just the leading candidates for national POY ... but the only candidates for national POY. And as an added bonus, Davis is the presumptive No. 1 overall pick if he enters the 2012 NBA Draft.

But Knight doesn't want to mention Davis -- coached by John Calipari, whom Knight has verbally attacked in the past.

This sort of thing, coming from an analyst, is about as brazen and ridiculous as a coach throwing a chair across the court or grabbing a player by the neck and having it caught on video.

So why is Bob Knight getting away with it?








Comments

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2012 5:09 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

IU exposed Kentucky fans as cheaters??? Does the NCAA know? Maybe he can get the UK fans placed on probation for violations.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:44 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Who cares what Knight thinks... The duo of Knight/Muffburger is the worst..... Both have far outstayed their usefulness as analysts. Get them off the air, then we don't have to read drivel like this about the stupid shit Knight is obviously going say - or in this case, not say.....



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

IU554.  Once again, you are losing sight of the subject matter.  Did UK get caught and put on probation for NCAA violations?  Yes.  But the story was Knight (ex IU coach) and his child-like, bitterness in not responding to a question of who is the best player and team this year with obvious choices Davis and UK.  It was the rest of the studio audience (like from a Springer show, explanation for you, keep up, know you have trouble mixing several parts at one time), including you, who took us to tangent land and mentioned the violations.  The problem you have, there are 5 times (or more?) as many UK fans as there are IU fans.  If you are going to spew your vile, get ready for counterpoints aplenty.  Hey, think I will have a beer.



Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:17 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

It's hard to take anything a reporter from CBS writes about anything in the SEC serious.  CBS has too much at stake in its relationship with the SEC to be able to write anything (good or bad) about the SEC.  They should stick to "reporting" (wait did I just use the term "reporting" in a post about Doyle?) on conferences outside of the SEC and on rooting for the SEC.  That would be more honest.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:13 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

I must say, in all the years that I've been on this site ... there is one thing I can count on. If you expose UK as the cheaters they have been, you get all kinds of crazy stuff in return. It's like turning on a Jerry Springer episode.




Funny post considering your team was the last one to get caught cheating. And.....I must say, in all the years on this site there is one thing you can also count on............haters on the KY articles. When is the last time an article about IU got this many posts? Never!

And you are not getting "crazy stuff in return". Just the facts, and that makes it hard for you to swallow so you go back to the well again...................Cal is a cheater, KY cheats, vacated wins, BLAH BLAH BLAH. Congrats to IU for getting AD in early foul trouble on some BS calls and then hitting a 3 at the buzzer to beat UK. That my friend was your March Madness. You are done when the tournament starts.........can't play at home once the brackets start.

I would love to see IU get a 4 seed in the South b/c UK beats them by 15+ with the team they have become and on a neutral site.

Jerry Sandusky > Indiana Basketball



Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:11 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

I must say, in all the years that I've been on this site ... there is one thing I can count on. If you expose UK as the cheaters they have been, you get all kinds of crazy stuff in return. It's like turning on a Jerry Springer episode.


I love how you leave out the fact that IU is now recovering from the CHEATING Sampson did.



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:10 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

... does not make sense to YOU.  Perfectly clear.  Knight not mentioning is equally who cares and laughable.  And metaphorically, in my world, I drank the Kool-Aid meaning I gave, committed suicide on supporting Knight years ago.  Previously, I had supported regardless of his antics and treatment of Steve Alford, his son etc.  Um, no confusion on this end.  Sorry you misunderstood.



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:05 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Funny.  You mention 31 ex players who supported cheating allegations, then can only mention that "a person" sitting in a poker game saw Sam Bowie make a call and receive $$ later.  You fail to mention and list the 31 supporting players.  Arizona, Kansas, UCLA, UNLV, lately UCONN and others have experienced similar or same allegations and rules violations.  And seriously, a shoebox of money?  A shoebox of money was delivered...  Does anyone else find that as funny as it can be?  Stealing jewelry is not an NCAA violation, it is a crime.  Hey, Cam Newton supposedly stole while at Florida (talk about your NCAA violations, huh? football).  But again, it was handled as a crime, not an NCAA violation.  I guess IU fans are still stinging from that '75 loss and had to wait a year to go undefeated.



Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:03 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

I must say, in all the years that I've been on this site ... there is one thing I can count on. If you expose UK as the cheaters they have been, you get all kinds of crazy stuff in return. It's like turning on a Jerry Springer episode.




Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:59 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

SeeAts,

Do you have a pretty good beer buzz going on a Friday afternoon? Because I think you're a little confused. 
If you drink the RM Knight coolaid, then you're blindedly IN FAVOR of Knight. And the last four or five words of your post completely DO NOT make sense.



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